Are you interested in creating a DIY bottle art piece, but don’t know where to start? Well, look no further. Your search ends here…
There’s something magical about bottle art.
A few hours ago, it was just an old glass bottle, lying in some neglected corner, perhaps even gathering dust.
Until one fine day, someone decides to rescue the forgotten beer bottle and transform it into a work of art you can’t take your eyes off of.
Actually, we all have glass bottles lying about in our houses, or at least nearby. You must have had many-a-passing-thought about trying your hand at creating a glass bottle art piece.
‘But how do you make bottle art?’ is what you always think. ‘I don’t even know what paint is used.’
Fret not. This step-by-step Bottle Art guide will teach you how to make a simple, yet pretty cool-looking glass bottle art piece, with details like what paint to use, how to use them, and what designs to choose for your very first DIY bottle art painting.
Ready? Let’s go!
Step 1: What you need
To paint your very first glass bottle, you need:
- Any old glass bottle (could be a beer or a wine bottle)
- Lighter fluid (to clean the bottles)
- Acrylic paint (colors of your choice)
- An old rag
Step 2: Clean the bottle
First, wash the bottle thoroughly and rip off if there’s a label on it. Next, you need to get rid of the glue from the surface of the bottle. For that, you need to soak the rag in some lighter fluid and rub it on the bottle.
When using the lighter fluid, be sure to maintain all precautions, as it’s highly inflammable! Keep a fire extinguisher handy, if required.
So, once the bottle is completely clean, let it air dry until completely dry. (Usually, lighter fluid dries out pretty quickly).
For starters, choose three to five colors that you would want to work with. Next, take your completely dried bottle and slowly start pouring one of the acrylic colors inside the bottle.
Once you’ve poured a little, rotate the bottle so the paint covers the insides of the bottle evenly.
After that, start pouring the second color, so it overlaps the first color inside the bottle to some extent.
Next, pour the third and the fourth colors and allow the colors to evenly coat the insides of the bottle.
Now, depending on how colorful you want it, you can even use more colors, but I suggest you start with a maximum of five only!
And there you have it! Your very first DIY art project with glass bottle painting.
Here’s a video by YouTuber Kashmira Art that would further help you understand how it’s done:
As you see, if you start with baby steps, you will be taking action instead of just wishing, right? That’s the most important thing. Once you create one of these small, uncomplicated, yet fairly remarkable works of art, it’ll be easier to make more.
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